Updated at 3 p.m. with Kaminsky response
By Sunday morning, Harrison, 20, was apologizing to Kaminsky on Twitter and saying that he had called “Big Frank” to apologize, adding that he used the words “in jest towards a player I respect and know.”
First i want to apologize for my poor choice of words used in jest towards a player I respect and know.— Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5) April 5, 2015
When I realized how this could be perceived I immediately called big frank to apologize and let him know I didn't mean any disrespect— Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5) April 5, 2015
We had a good conversation and I wished him good luck in the championship game Monday.— Andrew Harrison (@DrewRoc5) April 5, 2015
Both Harrison and his twin brother and teammate, Aaron, skipped the postgame handshake line with Wisconsin, too, but it was Andrew Harrison’s comment that drew attention away from that slight. A spokesman for the Wildcats said that the school would speak with Harrison.
“We have no comment until we have had a chance to evaluate it,” Eric Lindsey said.
Exactly what Kentucky will do is unclear, given that Harrison may be heading off to the NBA. As far as Kaminsky is concerned, it’s all a non-issue.
“He reached out. We talked about it,” he told reporters at Wisconsin’s press conference. “Over it. Nothing needs to be made of it.”